In the 1980s Miami started to see an increase in immigrants from other nations such as Haiti As the Haitian population grew in Miami the area known today as "Little Haiti" emerged centered on Northeast Second Avenue and 54th Street in 1985 Xavier Suarez was elected as Mayor of Miami becoming the first Cuban mayor of a major city in the 1990s the presence of Haitians was acknowledged with Haitian Creole language signs in public places and ballots during voting. Admits 20,364 19,126 18,013 17,962 16,748 Hialeah Park Race Track Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Miami A clump of mangroves in the distance Florida Bay at Flamingo Three Lakes. ! Following the demise of the Calusa and Tequesta Native Americans in southern Florida were referred to as "Spanish Indians" in the 1740s probably due to their friendlier relations with Spain the Creek invaded the Florida peninsula; they conquered and assimilated what was left of pre-Columbian societies into the Creek Confederacy They were joined by remnant Indian groups and formed the Seminole a new tribe by ethnogenesis the Seminole originally settled in the northern portion of the territory in addition free blacks and fugitive slaves made their way to Florida where Spain had promised slaves freedom and arms if they converted to Catholicism and pledged loyalty to Spain These African Americans gradually created communities near those of the Seminole and became known as the Black Seminoles the groups acted as allies! Biscayne National Park, # Road Name(s) Direction and Termini Notes Iberia also established a Miami hub in 1992 positioning a fleet of DC-9 aircraft at MIA to serve destinations in Central America and the Caribbean the hub took advantage of rights granted under the 1991 bilateral aviation agreement between the United States and Spain However the September 11 2001 attacks made it necessary for many aliens to obtain a visa in order to transit the United States and as a result United Airlines and Iberia closed their hubs in 2004 Miami remains the most important hub between Europe and Latin America and today more European carriers serve MIA than any other airport in the United States except John F Kennedy International Airport in New York., See also: List of notable crossings of the Atlantic Ocean. In 1937 the local Ku Klux Klan raided La Paloma an LGBT nightclub After the non-lethal raid the nightclub became a site of a more solidified LGBT community and resistance against conservative sexual laws! Buena Vista Design District Liberty City Little Haiti Little River Lummus Park Overtown Spring Garden and Wynwood, St Thomas University (private/Catholic) 11.3 Intercity rail.